About Us

Why choose Essential Healthcare Staffing?

The Essential Way

We make it easy for therapists to provide services in their area of choice, as much, or as little, as they like. We strive to make this process effortless by networking for you!

Therapist Owned

The Essential Core is a rehabilitation team: Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Pathologist, and Registered Nurse. Collectively we have a combined 35 years experience of shared values, standard of care, and documentation.

Variey of Jobs

We maintain great relationships with health care providers locally and nationally. We receive daily staffing requests from a variety of settings and locations.

Meet the Founders

Michael Flood

Michael Flood

Cofounder and Speech Language Pathologist

Michael Flood often says, “I was blessed. Speech Language Pathology found me.” As a full-time student athlete, playing football (2004 Division II National Champion), he earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Communication Disorders from Valdosta State University. From the beginning he realized that his goal was to be a medical Speech Language Pathologist and own a business. When Michael is not in the office, he can be found providing treatments for his favorite components of Speech Language Pathology: dysphagia, motor speech disorders, and voice. He has managed and practiced in multiple settings, but has found the home-health setting to be most rewarding. As a strong believer in physical and mental fitness he enjoys spending time outdoors, exercising, creating music, and traveling anywhere he can. Above all, the most valuable time spent is with his family and friends.

Avigdor Goldman

Avigdor Goldman

Cofounder and Occupational Therapist

Avigdor Goldman was teaching children with autism for Oakland Unified School District when he began working with the occupational therapist. He realized that an occupational therapist had the greatest impact on children’s profound behaviors, and he decided to become an occupational therapist. He began taking courses at night while working full time. After completing his Master’s degree, he worked in many settings, from a brain-injury facility, SNF, acute hospital, mental health, and most recently in patients’ homes. His wife is a home-health physical therapist and they work hard balancing between treating patients, writing reports, and their two rambunctious daughters. Avi is a strong proponent of providing home-health services as an occupational therapist, “Occupational Therapists belong in the home health setting; there is nothing more functional than helping people achieve their independence where it is most meaningful.”

Physical Therapy Staffing Company

Essential Healthcare Staffing fosters an environment in which you the determine your daily schedule, the size of your caseload, and how much money you want to earn.


Collectively we are Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists with more than 35 years of combined experienced with treatment, management, and leadership.

It doesn’t matter if you are an employee or contractor, Essential’s daily goal is to provide you with the same level of care and dedication that you provide your patients.


Our commitment is to you, the therapist, whether its aiding with the development of your career or helping achieve financial goals; we are here for you.

Currently Essential has partnerships with Home Health Agencies throughout the Northern California region. Inquire about opportunities in other settings!


Active California State License for Therapy
Current Professional Liability Insurance
Current CPR/BLS
Valid Driver’s License/Auto Insurance

Flexible Schedule
Concentrated Regions
Competitive Rates

Detail Oriented
Personable Patient

Better Outcomes…Period.

Convenient and easy access to premium therapist who are skillful, knowledgeable and successful at navigating the healthcare fields and systems of today.


As an agency you have many options to choose from to meet your staffing needs. By choosing to work with Essential, you gain a partner for life. We tailor your experience to make it as seamless as possible.

We invest our time in aligning your goals with our daily actions. Our goal is to be an extension of your Human Resource Department; your first and last contact for any staffing needs.


Collectively and continuously focusing on the details and what is important to your organization is a standard.

The Essential Advantage

hierarchy-levels Multi level screening & hiring process

presentation Ongoing training and updates to all therapists

worker-thinking An Essential Representative present at staff meetings to stay updated on what’s important to you

statistics Competitive Rates

runer-silhouette-running-fast Streamlined Process

direct hire
temp to perm

Our Vision

It is our vision to make a lasting impression in Healthcare and Therapy, by building a network of therapists and partners enriched with personal and professional development.

Our Mission

Essential Healthcare Staffing is committed to being an industry leader in efficiently linking healthcare providers to highly skilled therapists.

Our Values

  • Autonomy: The difference we each possess is what makes us unique. We foster an environment of independence and flexibility for therapists to fit their needs.
  • Transparent: We are upfront and visible with the actions that we take. We provide agencies and therapists with open lines of communication.
  • Altruistic: We are committed to serving our communities and promoting the well-being of others. Without you, we would cease to exist.
  • Respect and Compassion: We guide patients toward independence with dignity. We are where professionalism meets individualized personal care.

Take your first step to fulfilling your staffing needs the Essential way!